And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, A woman convicted 11 years ago in the drunk driving death of a prominent Wenatchee physician has been deported to Mexico multiple times after being arrested in the US for more criminal activity, we have an exclusive report. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reports two people are in jail tonight and a Moses Lake drug house is closed down after a several month-long investigation, and, Wenatchee Valley College has received a federal grant of almost $55,000 to help make child care more affordable for parents attending classes at the college.
But first, we begin tonight. . .
Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy, Jennifer Tyler, who lost her race against Sheriff Brian Burnett in the November election, is now the subject of an independent investigation. Chief Deputy, Jason Reinfeld tells NCWLIFE news that Tyler was placed on administrative leave on Monday. Reinfeld says the investigation is being conducted by an independent agency but he declined to discuss the nature of the probe. Tyler was fired in 2010 but then reinstated in 2013 after it was determined she was wrongfully terminated.
Her subsequent lawsuit against the Sheriff resulted in her receiving a 506-thousand dollar judgement. She continued to criticize the Sheriff’s office during her failed election campaign and in an election night interview with NCWLIFE News she vowed to try again in four years. . .
Reached Thursday, Tyler said she could not comment on the investigation. She said, under department policy, she could be immediately terminated if she commented. In the last election, Tyler received 35-percent of the vote for Chelan County Sheriff.
A woman convicted 11 years ago in the drunk driving death of a prominent Wenatchee physician has been deported to Mexico multiple times after being arrested in the US for more criminal activity. NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair files this exclusive report. . .
Imelda Garcia-Leon pleaded guilty in Chelan County Superior Court in 2007 to charges of Vehicular Homicide in the death of Dr. Richard Tucker, a well respected physician and community leader. She was sentenced to 41 months in prison and then deported after serving her sentence . . .
Documents filed in the US District Court in Tacoma say Garcia-Leon reentered the US and received three third-degree theft convictions from 2010 to 2012 in Federal Way and Tukwila. After being deported again she returned and in 2013 was convicted in King County Superior Court of DUI and deported again after serving a 13 month sentence at the Gig Harbor Center for Women.
In 2014 she was again sent to prison after pleading guilty to illegally reentering the country. In 2016 she was detained again by Border Patrol officers when she crossed the border near Nogales in Arizona. She was incarcerated for a year after pleading guilty and is now serving 3 years on supervised release.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reports two people are in jail tonight and a Moses Lake drug house is closed down due to a several month-long investigation by the Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team.
The Moses Lake Police Department helped serve a narcotics search warrant yesterday at the home at 1133 East Hill Avenue in Moses Lake. There, investigators found and arrested 37-year old Sonia Adamé and 27-year old David Cantu. Inside the home, law enforcement found methamphetamine, heroin, and electronic scales of the type used for weighing drugs for sale.
A search warrant was also served at storage lockers on Grape Drive where they found scores of electronics believed to be used as trade for drugs. Both suspects are in the Grant County Jail for suspicion of delivery of drugs in a school zone and possession with intent to deliver drugs in a school zone. The investigation continues and more arrests are pending.
Wenatchee Valley College has received a federal grant of almost $55,000 to help make child care more affordable for parents attending classes at the college.
The college partners with WestSide Early Learning Center at WestSide High School to provide child care for WVC students. The grant, called “Child Care Access Means Parents in School,” will lower the cost of that care for about 50 low-income students per year. It also will fund workshops for parents and their children, staff training, materials and supplies for the early learning center. The grant funding is expected to be provided for four years.
Coming up next, The November election results in Chelan County showed a puzzling trend when it came to under votes, and we will have our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.
Welcome back, and in other news…
The November election results in Chelan County showed a puzzling trend when it came to under votes. Under votes are when people turn in a ballot but leave some races blank.
For example, in Chelan County the number of under votes on Initiative 1631, the carbon tax initiative was 512 out of 34,098 ballots counted.
There were even fewer under votes for Initiative 1639, the gun control measure. On Wake Up Wenatchee Valley this week with Dan Kuntz, Chelan County Auditor Skip Moore said those numbers are pretty good. . .
But the further down the ballot, the more under votes. The most stark example of that was in the race for Chelan County Commissioner between Shon Smith and Bob Bugert, where 2,276 people did not vote. . .
Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Tonight, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Chance the dog. . .
You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, tonight’s feature story and your complete local weather forecast. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.
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In tonight’s feature story, the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive is in full swing with a special event yesterday at one of our local caches for toys. NCWLIFE’s Eric Granstrom has more on Rachael’s shopping spree. . .
And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.
On the Les Schwab Men’s College Basketball Scoreboard last night…
Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura (ROO-ee HATCH-ih-mer-uh) hit a 12-foot jumper with point six tenths of a second remaining to lift the number one ranked Bulldogs to an 81-79 victory over Washington last night in Seattle. Hachimura finished with a team-high 26-points to lead Gonzaga to a 9-and-oh record. Jaylen Nowell paced the Huskies with 26-points as Washington dropped to 6-and-3 on the season.
Frank Roberts had 22-points and Washington State had no trouble with Idaho in the battle for the Palouse, winning 90-to-70.
We have one score on the Les Schwab Girls Prep Bowling Scoreboard…
Eastmont swept the two games and two bakers to beat Davis Wednesday 4-0 with a total pin count of 2,007 to 1,437. High Scorers for the Wildcats were Alicia Hastings with a 235; Samantha Heinz with a 176; and Skye Wilson with a 175.
The Wenatchee girls are on the road today in prep bowling…
As the Panthers will take on the West Valley Rams at Nob Hill Lanes at 3 o’clock. The current standings at the mid-way point have Eisenhower on top at 6-and-oh. Wenatchee is second at 4-and-1 and Eastmont 3rd at 3-and-2 with still plenty of pins to fall.
It’s a pretty skimpy schedule in high school hoops tonight…
On the girl’s side, Entiat is at Cascade Christian at 5 while Cascade travels to Cle Elum at 6.
On the boy’s side…
The Entiat boys will follow the girls at Cascade Christian at 6:30 while the Kodiaks will battle the warriors at 7:30.
The Eastmont boys swimming and diving team is on the road today in Yakima…
As they’ll swim against Davis and Eisenhower in Lions Pool starting at 4 o’clock.
It’s Hockey Night tonight on the NCWLIFE Channel…
Tonight’s game is from a week ago on November 28th when the Wild hosted the Penticton Vees…
The puck will drop at 7 o’clock tonight with the Voice of the Wenatchee Wild, Arch Ecker, on the play-by-play here on your exclusive television home for the Wenatchee Wild, the NCWLIFE Channel.
Ready or not, another franchise is coming to Seattle. And no, we’re not talking about hockey…
That’s right, Vince McMahon’s football league is coming back in 2020 and Seattle will have one of the league’s eight franchises. McMahon, the CEO of the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), announced Wednesday that Seattle’s team will play at CenturyLink Field and begin the week after the NFL’s Superbowl in February of 2020. Other cities with teams will be Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C.
You’ll remember that McMahon brought the first version of the XFL out in 2001. It lasted just one season when NBC pulled out of the agreement. As of yet, there are no television rights to XFL games.
And that’s going to do it for our newscast tonight. For more on these stories and other news from around North Central Washington, you can find us on Facebook or our website at ncwlife.com. And, remember, if you see news happening we’d like to hear from you. You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). Also, keep it right here on the NCWLIFE Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.